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the south african leadership and he was jailed for treason and sabote. his jail length fueled the fights of freedom. his plight became the international symbol of oppression. the government finally relented and released mandela in 1990. the famous prisoner instantly became a super star who energized the people. he became the first black person to run for president. he won in a landslide. the country celebrated and so did the rest of the world. >> i should be shining his shoes. >> reporter: behind the scenes, there was trouble in his
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personal life, including a messy divorce with his wife winnie, who stood behind him while he was in jail. >> president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. his comments were very personal. he spoke of how mandela inspired millions of people to fight for justice and democracy, including himself. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. like so many around the globe, i cannot imagine my own life without the example mandela set. >> take a look at this video. it is from oakland. mandela came to the bay area and
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58,000 people filled the coliseum to meet him. many recall being face to face with the man who changed the world. we have a look at nelson mandela through their eyes. >> reporter: we spoke with barbara lee. she says the bay area holds a special connection for him because of the leadership and the people here who fight for human rights and against apartheid in south africa. he stood smiling in front of a crowd of about 60,000 people packed into the oakland coliseum. this was 1990, and the bay area was the last stop in the u.s. tour for north america. he once led the effo--
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>> it was an amazing moment. he came to say thank you. he came to talk about freeing south africa and what he was going to do. it was quite a special moment for the bay area. >> reporter: here in oakland, a street was named after him, mandela parkway. he received the nobel peace prize. he was on a terrorist watch list since the 1970s. legislation passed into 2008. the congresswoman said his passing reaffirms the passion she has to continue fighting for what she believes is right. >> it reminds us don't get weary and tired. keep fighting for what's right. >> reporter: she had the privilege of meeting mandela several times, describing him as incredibly peaceful and serene
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despite all the struggles. live in oakland. nbc bay area news. willie brown, the former mayor of san francisco, met with mandela back then. >> when nelson mandela came to california and he came to oakland -- one of the cherished photos in our archives is the meeting with the real saint nelson mandela. >> here it is of brown and mandela. after this meeting in 1996, as you might recall, brown would go on to become the first african-american mayor of san francisco. we continue our coverage on our website. that's all on nbcbayarea.com.
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now to the weather. the bay area is under a freeze warning for the second night in a row. here's a live look over san jose. the cold weather has made for some dangerous driving conditions. we begin tonight's team coverage with our chief meteorologist who is tracking the cold snap and something else unusual that might be headed our way. >> that is snowfall. it was 16 degrees in napa at 6:00 this morning. a new record for you and the coldest temperatures all yearlong. just off to the north of the bay area, clear lake at 11. morgan hill 21. san jose coming in at 28. freeze warning still in effect for friday morning for most of the bay area, except for san francisco. we are eventually going to get
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some relief in these overnight temperatures. we'll have more on that coming up. also some details on when some rain-snow mix will come unusually close to the bay area. all week, people have been urged to make the proper precautions. how about this story? it was colder in napa this morning than it was in fairbanks, alaska. jody hernandez is in napa this evening. you have the perfect spot with that fire, jody. >> reporter: like everyone in wine country, we're doing our best to stay warm tonight. fortunate fortunately, we have found a nice toasty spot. now that the sun has gone down, it's cold. >> it's freezing. it's crazy how cold it is.
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>> reporter: foclks napa are feeling the big chill. temperatures dipped down into the teens this morning. >> it is definitely freezing. it feels like antarctica. way too cold for napa. way too cold. >> reporter: the freezing temps kept public works crews busy as pipes and a water main burst this morning. the city sending out tweets alerting residents to take precautions. >> as the cold weather has had a cumulative effect from night tonigt tonight, there's the potential we could have some more breaks in the lines. >> reporter: the fountain flowing now, but take a look at it this morning when the mercury plunged. >> to get into the mid 20s is
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what what we would normally see. to get below 20 last night is very unusual. >> reporter: if you have to be outside tonight, this is definitely the place to be. the only thing i'm missing is that cup of hot cocoa. i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. from the north bay to the south bay, it is just cold. the cold had people rushing into auto repair shops. >> reporter: the temperature in san jose has dropped two degrees in just the past hour. it's 50 degrees. let's give it a second. 50 degrees. we are in for a cold night. most drivers know black ice is one of the big worries when the sun goes down and the
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temperatures plummet, but it's not the only cold-related car problem. the service center has seen an increase of people coming in because the chilly air caused the air in their tires to compress. >> today is colder than it was yesterday, but i've had probably dozens of phone calls. >> reporter: in most cases if you drive your car for a few hours, the tire pressure light will go off on its own. another concern for commuters -- >> i noticed a lot of ice on my car. i walked out and it was super cold. >> reporter: the cold does have its benefits. it's heating this business up. >> we've been having an increase in sales of soups and hot sandwiches. >> reporter: the key is to be prepared so the plummeting temps don't put any added pressure on you. here in san jose they expect it
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to drop down to 32 degrees overnight. definitely another cold night. so don't forget to cover those plants. i can tell you from personal experience the plants i put towels on overnight, they're doing a lot better than the ones i didn't cover. nbc bay area news. >> yeah, i didn't cover any and they're not looking good. you can always track the weather on our website at nbcbayarea.com. updated in realtime. we're following some breaking news. the chp has activated a statewide amber alert. she's been abducted in the state of washington. her name is elizabeth romeiro. her suspected kidnapper is this man, eduardo rosales.
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it's believed the suspect is headed for mexico. if you have any information, call the california highway patrol. how a bay area woman called on car lovers to help her help others and their efforts will make you bay area proud. also -- >> you might say it's a food fight. the reason these bay area fast food workers are taking to the streets this evening. we'll have an update on the search for the missing bay area pilot and his family. we remember nelson mandela tonight. >> we have witnessed the fight
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for human liberty. middle-earth is back at denny's with the build your own hobbit slam. twenty delicious options, like sweet potato pecan pancakes, hearty breakfast sausage and honey cake french toast. a meal to satisfy the hungriest of hobbits. see "the hobbit: the desolation of smaug."
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in central idaho there's still no word or sighting of the san jose missing since saturday. the search has ended for today. tomorrow's search may be cancelled since snow is the forecast. they were flying from oregon to montana when he reported engine failure. the terrain is so remote and potentially dangerous only experienced crews are participating. today some search planes and helicopters were equipped with infrared radar, but still nothing. here at home dozens of people demanding higher wages at places like jack in the box and
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mcdonald's. earlier today in oakland, protesters crowded into this mcdonald's on jackson street and called on the employees inside to walk off the job. workers are calling for $15 an hour and the right to form a union. while companies are making record profits, cities and counties are forced to provide their underpaid workers with services. one worker has seen evidence of that first-hand. >> sometimes there's not enough money for food and i have to go to the food bank. i have a job. i shouldn't have to do that. >> similar protests taking place across the country today in more than 100 cities. the field will now be known as kabam. the san francisco bay's company is paying $18 million for the naming rights for 15 years.
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the deal comes as cal is struggling to pay off the 4 a -- $450 million to pay off the stadium. many people say they don't feel guilty about it. that's what they're there for. a woman doesn't feel guilty because she's doing it for a good reason and she's not alone. >> reporter: if she were like most people, she would try to schedule her holiday timeoff to coincide with the holidays. jill isn't like most people. she takes this week off from work because she has too much work to do. good thing then she's got lots of friends. this is a story about classic
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cars and miniature soaps and how one woman combined an unlikely pairing into a holiday gift-giving tradition. >> it makes me feel good to know we've helped somebody. >> reporter: it started about ten years ago when she decided to cobble together a few dozen holiday gift baskets for people in hospitals, hospice centers, homeless shelters, and nursing homes. >> it makes my heart hurt to think of people like that. >> reporter: jill decided to call in the calvary. each one riding 200 horses. jill and her husband are part of the santa clara county thunder
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birds. >> they've really adopted me and adopted this project. >> reporter: they were collecting many soaps and miniature shampoos around the state. >> i told the hotels, i want you to know we're going to wipe you out. >> reporter: wipe them out they did. they are packing jill's home to pack 1200 gift bags. their hearts are clearly bigger than their cars can handle. >> it's a beautiful car. >> some beautiful cars and some big hearted people. >> thank you. let's bring in our chief meteorologist. did we say it was colder here than fairbanks, alaska?
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who said that? >> i do believe that. >> freeze warning extended throughout tomorrow morning. temperatures ranging from 21 to 36 degrees for most of the bay area. take a look at the bottom of that list there. some warmer temperatures filtering in by saturday. we have a lot to talk about. we'll get to that in a minute. the coldest average in the north bay was upper 30s. another chilly night. record setting lows in the morning. let's get a look here across the peninsula. we're expecting numbers right near the freezing mark as you get going on that friday morning. 34 degrees. cloud cover increasing. that's the sign of this next storm system we're going to be
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tracking. friday, it's going to stay chilly. you'll need that jacket. temperatures not ranging too much here. 49 degrees to 51. 51 expected right there in san jose. north bay, east bay, trivalley, 48 to 50 degrees. clouds increased by the afternoon. livermore at 51. you can see that l up there. that's the area of upper low pressure that's going to mix in with all this polar air that's been diving down. take a look at this. the potential of rain-snow mixing into the forecast about saturday. 23 in napa. not quite as cold. wind in the atmosphere will stir things up. that'll inhibit those
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temperatures to drop as cold as it was this morning. 32 into san jose. we'll see some showers develop at 5:00 p.m. on friday. no snow just then. friday night, still mainly showers. saturday morning we'll have some of the coldest air in place. we could get some rain-snow mixing in across the bay area. that's a likely scenario from saturday towards south san jose and gilroy. that potential for some snowfall. the overall details go like this. the best chance from 3:00 a.m. to about 9:00 a.m. on saturday morning for the east and south bay hills. the hills above 2500 feet could have 1 to 3 inches. valley floor, rain-snow mix. that winter weather advisory in effect from 10:00 p.m. friday
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until 10:00 a.m. on saturday. we thought it was wild in the past 24 hours. going to get crazier as we head through this weekend. >> do we have a fireplace in the studio? you can't take that. what a suspected thief stole from a police officer. >> batkid, he can't stay away from san francisco. when and why the crime fighter is returning to the city. that's next.
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the hunt is on for a thief who swiped a san jose police officer's badge. authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward. the fear is someone out there
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might falsely use the badge. get ready for batkid the sequ sequel. he's now planning to return to san francisco this saturday. this time he'll be playing the part of fundraiser. they're planning to kickoff the brave the bay 5k run. so they've always been home delivery services for christmas trees. if you're not too particular about picking out that perfect tree, you can go high-tech and order it from your smartphone. uber is one example. the ride sharing service is teaming up with home depot to deliver trees but just to san francisco and other cities around the country. you can use it until 8:00 tonight. order the tree.
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uber will set it up for you. what if they bring a charlie brown christmas tree? that's my concern. >> uber thinks of everything. recognize this guy? it's late night host jimmy fallon. he stopped by our news room. we're going to sit down with him for an exclusive interview that will air tomorrow on our 6:00 news. he takes over the tonight show next february. just a couple of months from now. >> looks like it was fun. i missed it. we'll be right back.
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we have witnessed a force for the fight to end apartheid. >> it was a final stop on an eight-day u.s. tour. 58,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to hear mandela speak. he died today after a long battle with lung cancer. he was 95 years old. >> there are so many memories and lessons to share.
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we invite you to stay with us for the one hour special edition of nightly news on nelson mandela. it is 3:30 friday morning in front of the home of nelson mandela. n of freedom who changed the world. >> in the name of the heavenly father of our people -- >> tonight the world reacts to the death of nelson mandela at the age of 95. >> he's now at peace. >> on our broadcast tonight, remembering the man and his legacy. "nightly news" begins now. the death of nelson mandela from nbc news headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. good evening. to those who loved him, he was the hope and the light of the world. nelson mandela has died at the age of 95. while this news, this

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